West Coast Racing driver Kevin Gleason says he feels he has ‘momentum on his side’ ahead of the TCR International Series races in Thailand, having claimed victory last time out in Singapore.
Gleason won the opening race on the streets of Singapore, where the TCR Series was supporting the Formula 1 circus, to take his second win of the season.
Although the American racer is only a mathematical title contender, being 63 points adrift of series leader Stefano Comini with 120 points still up for grabs in the remaining four races, requiring a monumental swing in the championship battle.
“I definitely feel I have momentum on my side from winning in Singapore,” said Gleason. “Everything I’ve learnt over the years has helped me get comfortable with this style of racing and, with that and my recent race win, my confidence is up going into the Thai leg of the TCR International Series.”
Gleason, who had to travel for 27 hours from New York to reach the circuit, is looking forward to racing on the modern Chang International Circuit just outside Buriram, where he is aiming to secure a third pole position of the season.
“I have walked the Chang International Circuit and I like what I see. There’s a nice mix of long straightaways and big braking zones, fast turns and a few technical corners too, so it should make for good racing.
“It’s going to take a lot of luck for me to win the title, but I’ll do my best to try and achieve pole position and win every race, just like every other race weekend.”
Gleason will carry 20 kg of success ballast in Thailand as a result of his strong performances in the Singapore meeting.